Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards

– Best Short Travel Article 2016 (Bronze)
– Travel Journalist of the Year 2008
– Best Short Feature Story 2008 (Gold)
– Best Guidebook 2007 (Silver), Moon Cuba
– Best Guidebook 2006 (Silver), Moon Costa Rica
– Best Travel Book 2005 (Silver), Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles
– Best Guidebook 2003 (Bronze), National Geographic Traveler Cuba
– Best Travel Book 2002 (Gold), Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba
– Best Environmental Tourism Story 1996 (Silver)
– Best Guidebook 1995 (Bronze), Moon Costa Rica
– Best Investigative Travel Journalism 1993 (Gold)
– Best Self-Illustrated Story 1992 (Silver)

North American Travel Journalists Association

– Gold Prize 2015: Best Photograph: Portrait, People
– Bronze Prize 2015: Photography: Overall Excellence
– Grand Prize 2002: Award of Excellence, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba
– Award of Excellence 2006, Gold, “Cuba: The Island that Rools on Whitewall Tires”

Caribbean Tourism Organization

– Travel Journalist of the Year 2005
– Best Guidebook of the Year 2005: Puerto Rico, A Beautiful Isle

Bay Area Travel Writers

– Rebecca Bruns Award 2004 (for Outstanding Achievement)

Jamaica Tourist Board

– Marcia-Vickery Wallace Award: Travel Journalist of the Year 1998

Publishers Marketing Association

– Gold Awards, 1986: Best Travel Catalog

Independent Publishers Association

– Benjamin Franklin Award 1996: Best Travel Guidebook, Costa Rica Handbook

Pacific Asia Travel Association

– Gold Awards, 1986, 1987, 1988 Best Magazine Story

Target Marketing: Best of Direct Marketing Awards

– Best Catalog 1993

Direct Marketing Creative Guild

– Pioneer Award 1991: Best Creative Catalog\

American Catalog Awards

– The Year’s Best Catalogs 1990 (Gold), Backroads Bicycle Touring